Kinji Akagawa is an American sculptor and a forerunner in the public art movement. Throughout his career Kinji has examined the relationship between art and community and the philosophical roots of art as a process of inquiry. His sculptures incorporate natural materials including granite, basalt, fieldstone, cedar, and ipe wood. Akagawa was trained at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the University of Minnesota. He is currently Professor Emeritus of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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